Pot Arrests as Important Tool for CPD or Useless Waste of Money and Resources

It is imperative that communities understand the police arrest for purposes other than prosecution. Chicago has been the beneficiary of some recent great reporting (link 1, link 2) by Ben Javorsky and Mick Dumke regarding the seemingly meaningless arrests made for low levels of marijuana possession by the Chicago Police Department.  The reality is that[…]


Some Thoughts on the “Under the Gun” Series

Last week Robert Wildeboer did a series of reports titled “Under the gun: Murder in Chicago and Toronto” on WBEZ attempting to seek out answers about why two cities that seem so similar, Toronto and Chicago, have such different realities when it comes to gun violence.  Rob did a commendable job attempting to make the[…]